September 08, 2004

Young, Old Benefit from Home Features Aimed at Baby Boomers

From an article on Universal Design in Real Estate News by By Sharon Stangenes

The idea is that residential spaces should work for people not only when they are young and healthy, but as they age and circumstances change as with pregnancy or a broken leg.

"It's the equity-of-use principle. What works well for a 4-year old works well for a 90-year old," says architect Rick Jolson, director of architecture and design for Barrington Venture, owner of The Garlands of Barrington, which won a 2004 American Institute of Architects design award.

"The overall concept is not new nor are many of the features, but it is becoming market-driven," says Jolson, describing the retirement complex.

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Young, Old Benefit from Home Features Aimed at Baby Boomers

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